Parliamentarians and the Convention

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Parliamentarians are uniquely positioned to promote the Convention, to inspire and to educate on the domestic front, and to connect, exchange and learn at the international level. They consequently play a fundamental role in connecting domestic constituencies and the international community, enabling both to benefit from the novel experiences and ideas of the other.

Examples of parliamentarians' activities:

  • approve / ratify the Convention
  • take a leadership role in setting priorities that incorporate the main objectives of the Convention
  • allocate / adopt budgets that support domestic priorities as well as those supporting international priorities, such as contributing to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity
  • adopt new legislation or modify existing laws so that they reflect the principles and objectives of the Convention
  • hold policy debates with public authorities, civil society, the private sector and small and medium-sized cultural enterprises
  • bring the Convention to their constituents through cultural events and awareness-raising activities, and adapting the Convention's language to reflect the needs and realities of their constituencies
     

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